bridal mannequin
the price tag
around its neck


6 Responses

  1. Lynne Says:

    This did make me laugh (an ironic western view of marriage) – although I then stopped and considered the idea of forced marriages in other parts of the world and that made me shiver. An accomplished haiku to be able to achieve that.

  2. kalaramesh Says:

    Excellent one, Hifsa.
    Most effectively done.

  3. Vijay Prasad Says:

    i have always been drawn to the haiku of Hifsa.i deeply admire her sensitivity and intense awareness of language through which she experiments inside and outside the boundaries of the art form and language.

    Congrats Hifsa!

  4. Muskaan Ahuja Says:

    Well-deserved, Hifsa!

  5. Beata Czeszejko Says:

    Wonderful poem, so sad but true.

  6. Alan Summers Says:

    bridal mannequin
    the price tag
    around its neck

    Hifsa Ashraf

    Both literal yet containing an ongoing problem where the words 'price' and 'it' are uncomfortably topical in any country.

    It's also struck me that "mannequin" has "man" starting off the word.

    That "nequin" is French, an occupational name for a young man, or serving man,
    might be from Old French, for 'mucus' or 'snot'. Go figure!


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